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Hakone’s Open-Air Museum

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彫刻の森美術館ちょうこくのもりびじゅつかんThe Open-Air Museum Hakone, Japan 2011 I enjoyed every single thing about my trip to Hakone (except for losing my camera’s memory card, but I found it so, no harm, no foul). The two main things that really stand out in mind, though, are staying at an authentic ryokan for the first time and visiting […]

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Japanese Poop Burgers?

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I’m sure the “terd burger” is probably the weirdest Japanese news story this week, maybe even this year. Wait. What? You didn’t hear about it? Okay, well thanks (or no thanks) to the miracles of modern science, apparently there is a Mr. Ikeda, a Japanese scientist, who has found a way to pull the proteins […]

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What is Obon?

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What is Obon? お盆は何ですか? Vacation-lovers rejoice! Tis the time for one of Japan’s longest “breaks.” Well I guess I don’t really want to call Obon a break, but for many foreigners that’s exactly what it is. For Japanese natives, though, Obon has a slightly different meaning. Obon* is one of Japan’s most well-known holidays. It […]

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